Pastor's Notes

Pastor's Notes

3rd Sunday of Advent

Posted by Maria Franxman on 1/03/24

The Christmas Season will soon be upon us – and we want to help you and your family get ready for Both the 4th Sunday of Advent and Christmas next weekend! This year, the 4th Sunday of Advent and Christmas day fall consecutively on a Sunday and Monday. With ... Read More »

2nd Sunday of Advent

Posted by Maria Franxman on 1/03/24

This Second Sunday of Advent, the Responsorial Psalm expresses a deep desire for the day when “Kindness and truth shall meet; justice and peace shall kiss” (Psalm 85:11). I have always found this line incredibly, strikingly beautiful. In nearly every corner of our community, there is a tremendous felt ... Read More »

1st Sunday of Advent

Posted by Maria Franxman on 12/01/23

The December Holiday season is upon us with all its rush & busy. The Gospel repeats the idea of “Watching”, but why? For ‘the time will come…like a man traveling abroad” (Mk 13:33). To me, travel is always a hurried and rushed activity. Whether it is trying to ‘make ... Read More »

33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Maria Franxman on 11/20/23

I just spent the last few days with more than 20000f teens and their chaperones. If anyone says the Church is only full of ‘old people’, they clearly missed what happened the last few days in Indianapolis at the National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC). It rocked! It was a ... Read More »

32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Maria Franxman on 11/10/23

Gloria Dei vivens homo! “The glory of God is man fully alive.” St Irenaeus of Lyon (c. 140-203) stated this truth. God created us in His glorious image so that we could reflect that image gloriously into all the world, into all eternity! Irenaeus was writing to defend the ... Read More »

2022-23 State of the Parish Report

Posted by Maria Franxman on 11/03/23

View the 2022-23 State of the Parish Report Here!

30th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Maria Franxman on 11/03/23

United Catholic Appeal – United in the Eucharist Archdiocesan Campaign Pledge Weekend is November 04-05

   This annual appeal helps to support a number of ministries and mission outreach that are larger than any single parish or deanery, including the education of our seminarians. Of which Holy Family is ... Read More »

29th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Maria Franxman on 11/03/23

November 04-05 will be the Pledge Weekend for the Unite Catholic Appeal – United in the Eucharist Archdiocesan Campaign. Each parish, school, agency, ministry, and all of you, put in so much effort to be the hands and feet of Jesus. It is truly inspiring, and we are so ... Read More »

28th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Maria Franxman on 11/03/23

Last Sunday’s Gospel opened with Jesus telling a parable to the chief priests and elders, where He spoke of a ‘landowner leasing a vineyard and going on a journey.’ While I am quite aware that I don’t own Holy Family, as pastor, I certainly have a certain oversight of ... Read More »

27th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Maria Franxman on 10/20/23

Last Sunday’s Gospel opened with Jesus telling a parable to the chief priests and elders, where He spoke of a ‘landowner leasing a vineyard and going on a journey.’ While I am quite aware that I don’t own Holy Family, as pastor, I certainly have a certain oversight of ... Read More »

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